Anti-poaching, Community Development, Research & GIS Mapping – Tanzania

30 April 2010

On 30 April 2010 Friedkin Conservation Fund anti-poaching personnel operating in the Muhesi and Kizigo Game Reserves joined forces with the regional Tanzanian Wildlife Division Anti-poaching Units, Rungwa Game Reserve Anti-poaching personnel, District Forestry personnel and Manyoni local police on an extended patrol in and around the Game Reserves.

A highly successful 2 week operation had the following results:

  • 29 arrests
  • 6 confiscated lorries
  • Over $1,500 in fines
  • 2057 hardwood timber planks
  • 100 bags of charcoal
  • 11 muzzle loader firearms
  • 20 wildlife trophies valued at roughly $10,000 including one elephant tusk, one leopard skin and one lion skin

Bushmeat - illegal poaching

Illegal timber felling

Congratulations to all involved and keep up the good work!

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